NOW Accepting Committee Applications!

NCSS is now accepting applications for the Notable Children's Tradebook Selection Committee! Applications are being accepted until March 31, 2012. Please visit the Notable Tradebooks application page to apply:   --> read more »


Rho Kappa National Honor Society for High School Students

Rho Kappa National Honor Society for High School Students was launched during the 2011 NCSS Annual Conference in Washington D.C.

NCSS is now accepting Rho Kappa charter applications! Rho Kappa is the National Social Studies Honor Society for High School Students. Visit the Rho Kappa website to learn more about the Honor Society and to download an application.   --> read more »


Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Speak


Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan will speak at the 2011 NCSS Annual Conference on Friday, December 2, at 1:30PM His keynote address will be open to all registered NCSS attendees.   --> read more »


Sandra Day O'Connor on "Closing America's Civic Education Deficit"

Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's Op-Ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer on the importance of civic education.

smarrow.gif Closing America's Civic Education Deficit, Philadelphia Inquirer, Op-ed 9/16/2011


NCSS Letter to Hawaii DOE-2011

The attached letter was written on behalf of social studies educators in Hawaii to the HI DOE. Educators in Hawaii alerted the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) that they were considerin reducing the number of social studies credits for high school graduation from four to three credits. We urged them not do so.   --> read more »


9-11 Commemoration Resources

2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. NCSS has collected resources from its journals Social Education, Social Studies and the Young Learner, and Middle Level Learning that teachers can use when preparing to teach about 9-11 and acknowledge the upcoming anniversary. Also listed are several additional online resources.    --> read more »


ASCD Express on "Why Social Studies Matters"

The August 4 issue of _ASCD EXPRESS_ examines the importance of social studies and civic learning in schools, and includes an article by NCSS President Sue Blanchette.   --> read more »


NAEP Geography release Webinar July 19, 2011

The Nation’s Report Card: Geography 2010, Grades 4, 8, and 12   --> read more »


NCSS President-Elect Sue Blanchette on WCBS radio NY June 15, 2011

Listen to Sue Blanchette's interview on WCBS radio NY. Sue's term as president begins July 1, 2011.

To listen:
1. Click the link below and login to NCSS Connected.
2. Download the MP3 of the interview and play on your computer's media player (itunes, quicktime, etc.)

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